Advance Martial Arts is a new martial arts school that has opened in Rowland Heights. I had a very brief chat with the gentleman at the facility and he told me he received his training in Beijing China. I look forward to visiting sometime when they have a class. Perhaps I can get a little video and more information about the school.
Puente Hills East shopping center has a good mix of interesting and useful stores, restaurants, and businesses. I will highlight a few of the businesses in this and future posts. As I train dogs around town I like to become familiar with local businesses. Some notable commercial establishments in the Puente Hills East shopping center are the Japanese super market, several restaurants, and the veterinarian.
Before the nuclear catastrophe in Japan I used to shop at this supermarket quite a bit. It’s a great place to get some of my favorite Japanese treats. Unfortunately I’ve stopped eating a lot of my favorite foods that are imported from Japan. I have tried to find substitutes, but there really is nothing quite so tasty as real Japanese food. If you think food from Japan is safe please leave a comment. I do like shopping at this store. There will be video in a future post
Puente Hills East has what appears to be a wonderful Taiwanese bakery. I really want to eat here sometime.
Are there any slim women over 18 and under 45 years old who would like to help me review and evaluate local businesses and restaurants? You have to be willing to have your picture on this website. If would also be nice if you could do short video reviews in Mandarin. Where ever I go I am always looking for website content.
There is also a curry house that looks like a great place to have a bite to eat. The cool thing about this restaurant is that it’s entertaining to just look at their window display. More on this in a future post.
We can’t forget to mention the veterinarian. The receptionist at this vet is always so cheery when I go into visit. I am sure she is helpful and compassionate when people have a sick pet as well.
While I was training the dog a nice lady invited me to a vegetarian pet meet up. The meetup is going to be held at one of the restaurants at this shopping center. I am planning on attending unless something comes up. I’m also scheduled to join a Huntington Beach dog beach meetup on the same day. If I attend the vegetarian pet meet up you can expect a review of the restaurant and the food in the near future.
I stopped at the Sheriff’s Service Center a couple months back to get some information about a counterfeit $10 bill I received as change from the 99 Cent store and didn’t get much of a response, except that they didn’t know much about counterfeiting in the heights. No report or anything. However, there was a man that stopped by to pay a ticket who told me a little about some problems his mom had with getting counterfeit bills in the area. I recommend that unless you can tell the difference between this bill and a real $10 you don’t take any currency larger than a $20. Even getting taken for $10 is not good.
I’m not really sure what the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Rowland Heights Service Center is for, but if you need to go there it’s in the yes plaza. While you’re there you might like to get a bite to eat at a new restaurant the Cowboy Cafe.
The address for the Sheriff’s Service Center is 1723 Fullerton Rd Rowland Heights, CA 91748 but it is quite close to the marker on the map. It is on the corner of Colima and Fullerton.
While I was checking out the Laundry in Yes Plaza I noticed a grand opening sing so I went to take a look. The new eating establishment is called Cowboy Cafe. Sounds like I should feel at home in this restaurant, right? Well it’s not Texas or New Mexico cowboy food. From looking at the menu it looks like it is quite possibly Taiwanese cowboy cuisine. I guess that makes it a Chinese cafe. I really need to eat hear before I make any commitments to become a vegetarian.
They have been open for about a month. The sign in the window says they’re open till midnight but they have changed their hours and now close at 10:00 pm.
The Cowboy cafe is tucked away in the South West corner of the Plaza behind the patio area. It is almost hidden back there in the corner. In fact I would not have seen it if I didn’t take a little walk down that way. Whenever I go out I am always trying to discover great local places for my readers.
I have been looking for a local coin laundry where I can wash my dog beds and blankets. I think I will try this one in Rowland Heights. Went inside to take look around, it looked clean and had plenty of machines. It even has an arcade type machine that looks like it was designed to take money from children. I need to get a picture of that machine next time I’m in the area.
The map shows Yes Plaza but the marker is not on the exact spot where the laundry is located located
The cherry blossom festival was a pleasant way to spend a Saturday in the Heights. Met move very interesting people. At the festival I may have made some contacts for some interesting local history articles.
The event started with Taiko or Japanese style drumming. There were also demonstrations of tie chi and Chinese dance. It seem there was a distinct Chinese flavor to this year’s festival. Oh yes, and the much anticipated Kendo demonstration, well they cancelled. It appears they could not make it this month. The festival was postponed because of rain in March. The entertainment included social dance and other forms of dancing.
The reptile display was quite popular. I felt a little sorry for the snake because it was getting so much attention and handling.
The Cherry Blossom Festival this year marks the Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Cherry Trees from Japan to the United States. In 1912, a gift of 3000 cherry blossom trees was presented to the United States by Tokyo Japan as a symbol of international friendship.
Come out an experience California’s Japanese culture. I have heard there is going to be exciting performances by the organizers dance, fitness and exercise class. If exercise isn’t your thing try catching the Dragon Dance or Taiko performance. I always like the Taiko or Japanese drums. I have friends in a Taiko band. Taiko is always a good show. They are also going to have Kendo demonstrations. I hope to see those. Anyone who has read my book will understand my interest in Kendo. Included in the event’s festivities will be Karate and Karaoke for everyone.
The public is invited to join for a $6 per vehicle entrance fee on Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00p.m. Admission to the festival is free as long as you pay to get your car into the park.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 28, 2012; 10:00a.m. ~ 2:00p.m
Location: Schabarum Regional Park,
17250 East Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Contact: Phone: (626) 854-5560,